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    Please proceed.... And remember Colorado.

    You didn't win because of that. You won by the continual splintering of the Conservative party.
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    The phony Libertarian floated as a third party candidate is the only reason McAuliffe "won". Less than half the voters wanted him to be governor. More people voted Republican and LIbertarian.
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    @Slowmo Truly wishful thinking. Anyone that heard Senators Reid and Feinstein today knows that they are not going to bring gun control back on the floor any time soon. In Senator Reid's own words TODAY "I DON'T HAVE THE VOTES" (emphasis added by use of caps).
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    @GedankPol Well I look for the next time they try to be kept as quiet as possible. They lose the issue when a lot of people participate. Reference Colorado. Senators Reid and Feinstein draw too much attention. I think if this guy tries to push issues, hell model his efforts after Obamas tactics...use as many orders as possible, pitch proposals and then distract with some crisis..etc. The next push will try and be kept as quiet as possible. There are a LOT of proposals that have been pitched that the American people have no idea about because they don't look. And our career politicians like to keep it that way.
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    Doesn't help that Obama sponsored the 3rd party candidate who is definitely NOT Libertarian! Or the fact that every left wing group in the country poured money into the race and McAuliffe was able to outspend and lie about Cuccinelli actual views.

    Good luck getting anything passed in the Republican assembly in VA!
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    No one had to lie about Cuccinelli, his own words got him booted out. Like all from the extreme right he wanted too much control in our personal lives. If the Republicans don't move more towards moderation they will continue to lose. This should be a lesson for both sides.
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    @Tejano1969 ...I think I am right, I've never met a democrat or a moderate republican who wanted to control my personal life.
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    @LarryV WTF do you call OBUMACARE then if it aint control of our lives?????
    If the government can dictate what kind of insurance you have to have or fine you if you do not comply then I don't know what controls is then, I guess I must be living under the same rock as you. I believe the last time I checked the folks who voted this crap into law were DUMBOCRATS and LIBERAL MODERATES so lay off the hooch there Larry.
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    @Wally2 ...AHC is looking out for the people not controlling the people. It is very clear by your post that you are part of the Koch Brothers brainwashed right who are following the orders of your puppet master. Try thinking for yourself, do some research instead of listening to Fox, Limpballs. Hannity or Beck.
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    @1971tennessee He's assuming they need to be told. Maybe that's how they learned to vote by having someone tell them which lever to pull.
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    This will keep happening if the dumber conservatives can't reign in there stupid social views that really should have no bearing on other peoples personal lives. Like I've said whether you are pushing government control from a liberal view or a social view, you are still a scumbag.
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    Fiscal conservatives need to ignore abortion and gay marriage and attack assaults upon our 1st and 4th Amendment rights, and address our economy. Who gives a turd if gays marry and abortions occur if everyone's living in cardboard boxes on the corner. It makes no sense.
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    @AtsilaKamama Excactly! Now hammer that into as many social conservatives as you can! Because unless a REAL and viable libertarian party comes around the GOP along with these jack wads are the only half ass stand we have against the progressive left.
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    @AlexMIA
    The 'real and viable' Libertarians will come around when you start voting for them. Until then, they'll never be 'viable'. You get what you vote for, not what you wait and hope for.
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    @Rattrap Not according to this article! Here, you voted for the libertarian and took enough votes from the republican allowing the liberal to win. I guess if you go by politix and todays young people, it's a win for libertarians sinces their thing is simply smoking pot and gay marraige! That was sarcasm incase you missed it.
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    @Arumizy okay here's the short version oseeing as you apparently don't care to follow the Supreme Court's reasoning yourself. we have the right to short range personal defense pistol and a hunting weapons we don't have the right to anything remotely resembling a military style weapons effective against against the modern military force. don't take my word for it don't take Fox News is word for it don't take the NRA's word for it don't take hate radios word for it get in the habit of looking up things from the actual source and avoid spin. if more voters did that we would not be afflicted with an activist reactionary court that gives more power to Marty and corporations than to citizens.
    read the Heller vs DC decision for yourself and weep. there is no language in there that even suggests semi automatic weapons cannot be severely restricted I have said jokingly many times that given the decision you might only be able to carry a 32 caliber snub nosed revolver. just the one tip for you giving an original source is not evading a question it is providing a more complete answer that can be done in this forum
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    @j2saret I wish I could vote you up more than once. Very few people are willing to actually research issue and would rather parrot their favorite talking head. Bravo!
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    This is not the time for gun safety legislation. McAuliffe won in spite of this. He does deserve credit for standing up for his gun record instead of running from it. He would have probably won bigger had he weasled out on the issue.
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    @PNWest
    "He would have probably won bigger had he weaseled out on the issue."

    I can just about assure you, as tight a race as I'm reading it was McAuliffe would've lost had he run from his gun record.
    It's called first blood, never run from your record.
    Gun rights weren't at issue in this race, gun rights are secured in Virginia by Virginians.
    McAuliffe makes one step in reverse and he'll be toast politically. As long as he governs with state majority consensus he'll do fine.
    One example being Missouri, Governor Jay Nixon (d), he's managed to govern without creating a lot of aingst among voters.
    Corruption was the conversation today at the court house. Politicians don't vote with constituents any more, they vote their pockets by whose filling them. When a state or a country is controlled by one party in all three houses corruption runs virtually unchecked.
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    "... red state Virginia"? "... gun rights took center stage late in the race"? Does anyone proof these things before they're posted? First the "red state" claim. Virginia went for Barack Obama in the last two presidential elections. Democrats won the last two U.S. Senate elections. Democrats have won three of the last four gubernatorial elections. The House of Delegates is Republican but the state Senate is split down the middle. Virginia is a "purple" state, at best. Now for gun control being an issue in this race. Yes, it was. For a day. That would be the day after the Oct. 24 debate -- otherwise known as Oct. 25. McAuliffe and Cuccinelli went at it over gun control (Blacksburg is home to Virginia Tech, site of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history) and the press reported on it. Once again, for a day. Then the issue evaporated with two weeks left in the election. I wish writers would research the things they're writing about. It not only hurts their credibility but the entire journalism industry.
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    B****, please, he BARELY won. If it weren't for the fake L in the race, the D wouldn't have won. I hate both mainstream parties equally, but to translate this fool winning as a win for gun control is a stretch. This is just yet another example of how this country is severely divided. Dare I say as divided as the country was at the time of our Civil War?
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    Aren't all Libertarians fake? I don't see any L's promoting government getting out of women's wombs, promoting getting government out of personal health decisions like abortion, promoting getting government out of promoting God or Christianity in our public schools. I don't see L's pushing an end to prosecuting all drug laws, or prostitution, or promoting an end to government arrests of personal drug users."Libertarians" are just R's masquerading on whatever cherry-picked "Libertarian" issue or ideal they think will satisfy the extreme right wing base. Say "freedom' thee times, talk about staying out of war, and then fill inthe blanks of your L platform wih R talking points. Old Ron Paul was the closest to actually being a "L", but even he always folded and bowed to R constituent pressure and backtracked away from being a Libertarian when it propelled his election chances.
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    We could use another Sherman to march to the sea again, burning everything in his path. The dregs of the South have learned nothing from the ass whuppin they took 150 years ago. Shoulda, woulda, coulda,....if your aunt had balls she's be your uncle.
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    I wouldn't view this as a big win in gun rights. Reads to me Virginia voters, voted for balance.
    This has been proven twice, when one party gains control over executive seat, senate and house everything runs lopsided.
    We've seen what a republican president, senate and house can do, spend, spend, spend.
    We've seen what a democrat president, senate and house can do, spend, spend, spend.
    Social agendas are stuffed down the political tube and onto we, the people literally unchecked.
    Reads to me Virginia just put another check in their balance.
    I wouldn't get hot, bothered and frothy between the legs over gun legislation one way or another with a change in who farts in Virginia's governor seat.
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    Yup. I believe once the results for the various precincts are released you'll see that N.Va and Richmond most likely determined the outcome.
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    @Medicinebow Isn't it sad. Most of us rural MI folks are victims to the same pieces of feces that voted for the gangsta Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
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    I voted no and here's why. The gun control issue was made front and center by the campaigns and the NRA, but to the voting public I doubt the issue was at the top of their agenda. The Republican candidate was to far to the right for the sensibilities for even the average Virginia Republican to stomach. McAuliffe will not push the gun control issue very strongly, because that is not the will of his constituency.
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    Don't be silly! Guns and GOP law and order policies since Reagan are why crime rates have plummeted. Except in areas where Dems have one party rule and misguided gun control laws.
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    Northern Virginia (the DC wannabes) are one of the major reasons he won. NoVA, Richmond and Albemarle are the only blue specks in a sea of mostly red. The influence in matters pertaining to the entire state is akin to NYC's influence on all of NY state. In states such as these, it's not so much Dem vs Rep, it's urban vs rural, and rural gets the short end of the stick because of urban policies' ignorance to rural issues.
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    The right to own and bear arms is in the 2nd amendment. Most colleges ban guns on campus. Do people not know that? That the Virginia Tech shootings happened is why someone was backed that was anti-gun. That's understandable. But personal gun rights are not going to change. They are guaranteed by the 2nd amendment of our constitution. That cannot be undone. They can be a state that bans conceal and carry. That does not stop keeping guns in your home for home protection or guns for hunting or firing guns at a gun range or even skeet shooting. Just don't conceal the gun. Right now Virginia does have conceal and carry permits, but you have to go through the city council to obtain one. That's stricter than most states. If it is overturned, well so be it. As I said before, just don't conceal it. That Virginia is a red state. I doubt the states congress will come up with a bill to deny conceal and carry with the already stricter laws concerning it. The governor can't do that on his own. I feel for their pain from the Virginia Tech shootings. Loosing your child, no matter how old is the most painful thing a parent can go through. I know that because I lost my 10 year old son, but not to violence. The pain is the same. Anyone who has not lost a child cannot even imagine the pain. I do keep guns in my home. A couple are for home protection, the rest are for hunting and skeet shooting. We do go to the firing range occasionally to keep up our mastering of our weapons. We are very responsible gun owners. There will be no accidents or anyone stealing our guns from our completely metal locked gun case. If you put guns locked in a glass front gun case, what good does that do? Our gun case is also concealed. We have a child. She knows exactly what she needs to know about guns at her age for her own safety. Someday I hope to skeet shoot with her like I did with my dad. But not until she is old enough. We have conceal and carry permits, but don't use them. It's for a just in case situation. I'm glad I don't live in Virginia. I've only been there once as a kid. A history learning trip with my parents.
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    If you choose to vote for a candidate based on their stance against the 2nd Amendment, you deserve to have all of your Rights stripped by you by that candidate. Because most of the anti-2nd Amendment candidates aren't just against the 2nd Amendment, they have their eye on other Rights, as well. It never stops at just one.
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